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Learning mentors in schools : policy and practice

Author: Leora Cruddas
Publisher: Stoke on Trent, UK ; Sterling, USA : Trentham Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The case studies in this book show that learning mentors are indispensable to supporting school improvement. Thirty five studies of best practice illustrate the day to day experience of learning mentors and how they improve children's learning, participation, personal development and well-being. They are contextualised within theories of child development, learning and notions of educational equality and take  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leora Cruddas
ISBN: 1858563313 9781858563312
OCLC Number: 61168017
Description: xiii, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Learning mentors in the policy context --
Ch. 3. Redefining school improvement --
the challenge to school leaders --
Ch. 4. Managing learning mentor provision --
Ch. 5. A functional definition of learning mentor practice --
towards person-centred practice --
Ch. 6. Theoretical anchors : learning from theoretical models information practice in the international context --
Ch. 7. Towards a model of learning mentoring --
Ch. 8. Developing and maintaining supportive mentoring relationships --
Ch. 9. Learning mentoring : a complementary service --
Ch. 10. Working within an extended range of networks --
Parting thoughts : seizing opportunities in a climate of possibility.
Responsibility: Leora Cruddas.

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"The case studies in this book show that learning mentors are indispensable to supporting school improvement. Thirty five studies of best practice illustrate the day to day experience of learning mentors and how they improve children's learning, participation, personal development and well-being. They are contextualised within theories of child development, learning and notions of educational equality and take account of school management and multi-agency working." "This is the first book on learning mentors to present case studies and offer such detailed guidance for good practice, and it will be indispensable in both primary and secondary schools."--BOOK JACKET.

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